10 gallon disaster finding the right balance
My 10 gallon is a mess and I need some advice. I'm gonna start by listing all my equipment.
1. 10 gallon aquarium
2. Hagen mini filter (hob)
3. 40 watt Current PC light ( duel daylight bulb).
4. DIY co2 w/Hagen Ladder
5. Fourite substrate
6. Ferts all Seachem Excel, Potassium, Iron, Trace.
Plants: Java fern, and moss, foxtail, rotila indica, and crispus.
As of now I'm not using co2 or the ferts and my light is on 5 hours a day. I'm not using the co2 because I dont know how to use the ferts. I dont know if I have all the ferts I need and I dont want to waste the one I have. My light is on 5 hours a day because I'm trying to stop algae.
My java moss is a mess it has some sort of crusty looking algae on it. My java fern has some weird stuff growing on it kinda looks like spikes comming out of the leaves. My foxtail has lost all of its bottom leaves. The crispus and rotila look ok.
What should I do to turn this tank around?
I've kinda let the tank go because I'm waiting till I can get more fetrs before I start co2. My local fish store said I need to add Seachem Flourish and Nigtrogen to my collection. I've also been waiting till I can get a water test kit.
Do I need all these ferts?
Should I wait till get all the ferts and test kit?. Or is it possible make due what I have?.